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    Futch, I think it stems from how the police treat those orphaned blocks - believe it or not, if you call Johnny Law for something north of Juniper, but south of the Canyon, response comes from mid-city. If Juniper or south, it comes from downtown (at least that is what I recall when it was discussed at one of the business meetings).

    And agree with Paul's comments. No idea who was consulted about the placement but it is out of the way.
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014 edited
     
    Police boundaries were changed a while back. West of Texas in North Park is now in Western Division. East is in Mid-City. All of North Park used to be in Western. It still doesn't change the community boundaries, to which north of Juniper isn't automatically in North Park.

    Edit: I went by the South Park corral today. Looks decent and is only 1/2 block (not even a long block) away from Juniper/30th. Seems like a good place to me. It would be as far if it were in front of the former bike shop on 30th.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014 edited
     
    mfutch:I always used juniper canyon as the line of demarcation between south and north park, do people really think places just north of juniper street aren't in south park?


    You don't sprint for community signs enough (although I think you got it today) - the South Park sign is in front of the Whistlestop, just south of Juniper. The southern sign is on 28th somewhere around A or Ash.

    I've passed that corral at least 10 times now and have yet to see a bike. It's like "fetch" - not gonna happen.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014
     
    I also notice that the North Park Business Improvement District extends only to Thorn St, which is a more sensible place to split up NP and SP, IMO: Burlingame, for example, feels much more like SP than NP to me.

    And it would certainly be non-sensible to have The Daily Scoop in the NP BID and Rebecca's in the SP BID, for example, if the two BIDs were split up according to the neighborhood boundary at Juniper.
    • CommentAuthormfutch
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014
     
    Sounds like another region I've heard about, let's hope this can be settled peacefully:
    • CommentAuthorsd_mike
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014
     
    Yes. A minor community boundary difference on a bicycling message board is just like the conflict between two countries over land that has resulted in small wars with bloodshed. Getting back to the point and actual useful discussion...

    I've noted three of the supposed four new bike corrals. Where is the fourth?

    1. Alabama St just south of El Cajon Blvd
    2. 30th St just north of Upas St
    3. 30th St just north of Juniper St
    4. ???
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2014
     
    sd_mike:
    I've noted three of the supposed four new bike corrals. Where is the fourth?


    1. Alabama St just south of El Cajon Blvd - Just outside Mama's Bakery & Lebanese Deli, 4237 Alabama St, San Diego, CA 92104, directly SOUTH of the also freshly installed Parklet (Bike Corral installed today, 9/29/2014. photos coming soon).
    2. 30th St just north of Upas St - Just outside of Modern Times "Flavordome" Brewery, 3000 Upas St, Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92104. Installed Thursday 9/25/2014.
    3. 30th St just north of Juniper St - Just outside Mythology Eco-Boutique, 2365 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104. Installed Friday 9/26/2014.
    4. Just outside Jakes on 6th / Record City / Lotus Thai Cuisine, 3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA. In the yellow loading zone outside Lotus Thai. Supposedly installed 9/29? I'll try and take photos soon.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2014
     
    Have passed the "Mythology Eco-Boutique" corral over 20 times now and zero bikes. I will definitely take a picture if I ever see one. What is the process for selecting these spots?
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2014
     
    Alabama St (Mama's Bakery): BEFORE:

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-09-28164643.jpg

    Alabama St (Mama's Bakery): AFTER:

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-09-30171848.jpg

    Hillcrest Outside Lotus Thai:

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-09-30173258.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2014
     
    sykkelspruce:A friend told me so I checked it out. Seems like a pretty huge flaw in the corral in front of tornado, every ”bike” in the rack can be unbolted by hand very easily. Not very secure



    Just an updated note on this. This was a true flaw back in June 2013 when this post originated. Since then every bike rack installation (including all of the recent 'green bike' racks around town and the above 4 corrals) has been finished off with having a small arc-weld 'singe' / deform the top of the metal screw post and/or by adding some black heavy duty glue/wax (see photos) to prevent the hex nuts from being backed off. These racks aren't going anywhere!

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-09-24180401.jpg http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-09-25190348.jpg
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2014
     
    Paul:Have passed the "Mythology Eco-Boutique" corral over 20 times now and zero bikes. I will definitely take a picture if I ever see one. What is the process for selecting these spots?
    Petition the city. They in turn will go to the neighborhood business group and parking district. If all the local businesses agree that it won't negatively impact their business, the location doesn't block emergency access, and the parking district doesn't mind losing a parking meter (if applicable) They can have one.
    My observance is that they are rarely used, as riders prefer to lock their bicycles in plain sight and not remove their bottles, pumps, and panniers.
    Hillcrest has three corrals...
    One in front of a bank (they close the earliest), one is on the side street next to a coffee shop (their patio is in front) and another is on sixth (the bike routes are on fourth and fifth).

    I see many shop owners thinking of them more as free public art than anything else. Businesses like Baby Cakes and Empire house suggest you lock your bike to their patio fencing or invite you to bring your bike on to their patio areas, whereas Urban Mo's and Hillcrest brewing have installed their own bike racks since day one.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2014
     
    Hans:If all the local businesses agree that it won't negatively impact their business...
    That's a pretty stifling requirement.
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    Yes, reminds me of the bike-share situation in La Jolla, where the local authorities (Planning Districts? Community Councils? Business Associations?) shot down all of the proposed bike share locations, claiming that the advertising would be an eyesore, that not a single parking space could be spared, and that it would be unsafe to have people riding bikes around in La Jolla.

    http://sdnews.com/view/full_story/25268915/article-Bikeshare-is-gaining-no-traction-with-planning-association

    http://www.lajollalight.com/news/2014/sep/03/bike-sharing-operator-pulls-unpopular-plan-from/

    (sorry to have hijacked the thread)
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2014
     
    this thread does still need more photos of Bike Racks and Corrals. If anyone is over in Coronado on a ride, snap some photos of the above mentioned 7 corrals put in this summer. it would be great to keep things documented in photos on this thread!
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2014
     
    Passed the Eco Boutique corral 8 more times yesterday. Nothing. Maybe during Walkabout this weekend. I dunno, I'll be busy.
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2014
     
    T:The City of Coronado bike coordinator wrote me back.

    the 7 bicycle corrals are at the following locations:

    · Northeast corner of Adella Avenue and Orange Avenue

    · Southeast corner of Loma Avenue and Orange Avenue

    · Northwest corner of C Avenue and Orange Avenue

    · Northeast corner of Tenth Street and Orange Avenue

    · Northwest corner of Tenth Street and Orange Avenue

    · Southeast corner of Eighth Street and Orange Avenue

    · Northwest corner of Second Avenue and Orange


    Did some riding to scope out the coronado racks.

    · Northeast corner of Adella Avenue and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03132845.jpg

    · Northwest corner of C Avenue and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133110.jpg

    · Northwest corner of Tenth Street and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133534.jpg

    · Northeast corner of Tenth Street and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/SE_corner.jpg

    · Southeast corner of Eighth Street and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03134114.jpg

    · Northwest corner of Second Avenue and Orange

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03135629.jpg

    · Southeast corner of Loma Avenue and Orange Avenue

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03144911.jpg

    Any questions, direct them to: Mariah VanZerr, AICP, Active Transportation Planner, City of Coronado, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118,
    (619) 522-2423, mvanzerr@coronado.ca.us

    The staff report that summarizes the pilot program will be on the Nov 18th Council Agenda
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2014
     
    T:Coronado got a whole new batch of bike racks (two styles)

    http://www.coronado.ca.us/eGov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=8054

    New Sidewalk Bike Racks Installed on Orange
    Bike Racks Will Save Space, Encourage Biking

    CORONADO, CA (June 4, 2014)


    Here's some photos of the new bike racks in action. They really are every few shops along Orange and they do work rather well!

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133734.jpg

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133229.jpg

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133221.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2014
     
    One more from the Coronado Walgreens. I like these 'hanger' style racks, but I very rarely see them around town!

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-03133948.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2014
     
    UCSD's Hillcrest Medical Center - Parking Structure on West Arbor: http://health.ucsd.edu/locations/Pages/parking-hillcrest.aspx

    Has a great 'staff / employee' bike cage and racks to keep the bikes secure while working. Also has some public bike parking. Great to see for those taking the UCSD <-> Hillcrest shuttle right outside. They also do not want you to lock to the metal 'wires' along the edge of the parking structure.

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-27173306.jpg

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-27173333.jpg

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/2014-10-27173327.jpg
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2014
     
    Passed the Mythological Eco Boutique corral on 30th twice in either direction on the way to Bruce's going away last night. Completely empty during the South Park Holiday Walk-a-bout, one of the busiest nights of the year. This spot is a total fail. Since they were installed, I've seen one bike in them and I pass it on an average, 4 times a day.
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    You are doing better than me - I've never see a bike there. It does not seem they talked to anyone who actually rides before putting it in. Really hurts the cause because so visible - why build more c no one uses that one?
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2014
     
    Here's a few... one at UCSD Med Ctr in Hillcrest, and the other is in front of Fry's in Yuma.

    Never being one that uses "bike corrals", choosing to keep my bike in plain sight of people where I'm at.
    • CommentAuthordogfeet
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2014 edited
     
    Paul:Passed the Mythological Eco Boutique corral on 30th twice in either direction on the way to Bruce's going away last night. Completely empty during the South Park Holiday Walk-a-bout, one of the busiest nights of the year. This spot is a total fail. Since they were installed, I've seen one bike in them and I pass it on an average, 4 times a day.

    If they put it between The Station and Whistle Stop it would get traffic. But its on the outskirts, other than the occasional person going to Brabant who is going to park that far?
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2014 edited
     
    Hans:Never being one that uses "bike corrals", choosing to keep my bike in plain sight of people where I'm at.
    Seconded - I'd rather lean the bike somewhere close to me, even if unlocked, than lock it up where I can't see it.

    And if I need to lock, I lock it to a traffic sign post, railing, tree - anything, where I can cast an occasional glance at it.
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      CommentAuthorbilld
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2015
     
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    What's up with the plastic poles? Those will not protect bikes and racks from wandering motorists

    Build it heavy duty and camouflage it by making it look like a car like this one in Long Beach
    • CommentAuthorsynthetic
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2015
     


    our city's bike racks are faring well to deter crime ...errrr
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    Bruce shared this Bike Rack and Bench combo from Hub+Spokes

    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2015
     
    Brand new Bike Corral at Adams & 30th in the NW corner (in front of Cantina Mayahuel)

    http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s448/thuff19501/Adams_BikeCorral.jpg
    • CommentAuthorT
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2015
     
    Some new 'purple parking meter C|D style locking racks showing up on a few Hillcrest parking meters. solid / one piece of metal, looks almost like a fence post driver that you slip onto the parking meter to allow bikes to lock on either side of the half circle on either side of the parking meter.

    an updated / improved design of the old 'blue circle bolted to the parking meter' that the city put in about 10+ years ago around town (and that aren't working so well)

    not sure why they tried to add these. I did see LA just changed their law about making it legal to lock your bike to a parking meter now ...
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2016 edited
     
    Custom Bike Racks at Vital Climbing Gym in Oceanside. Designed well and placed well in view near the garage door windows and front doors.